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Aspen Institute, 2021
The report contains real-world, proven school climate strategies to guide policymakers in building a comprehensive and coherent state-wide approach for improving school climate. It features 12 recommendations linked to existing state policy examples policymakers can use to build a comprehensive, coherent state-wide approach for improving school…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, School Policy, State Policy, Policy Formation
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Shaw, Ryan D. – Arts Education Policy Review, 2020
Policy analysts often concern themselves with understanding the messiness of implementation. Scholar Milbrey McLaughlin urged scholars to follow the "policy footprint" approach, and this article introduces this concept's application in studying arts education policy implementation. Specifically, I explore several important questions.…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Policy, Program Implementation, Retrenchment
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Reid, David B. – Leadership and Policy in Schools, 2020
This qualitative study investigates how different types of work experience shape principal sense-making of new teacher evaluation policies and systems. The U.S. state of Michigan is a timely state to study this phenomenon as Michigan has experienced significant changes to its teacher evaluation policy and system, tasking principals with making…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Principals, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Hellman, Daniel S. – Music Educators Journal, 2020
Policy capacity in music education can be enhanced through understanding the policy-making process and state governmental policy. Three examples of engagement in state-level policy action are used to explore agency, negotiation, and visioning as important dispositions for advancing music education policy goals. First, influencing state-level…
Descriptors: Music Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation, State Policy
UnidosUS, 2020
Black and Latinx educators make up a critical portion of the early child education (ECE) field; 31% of the center-based workforce and about half of those employed in Head Start. These diverse educators are from communities where the impacts of the pandemic have been the most detrimental -- according to the Centers for Disease Control and…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers
Blanco, Megan; Norville, Valerie – National Association of State Boards of Education, 2019
To help state boards of education and other policymakers learn how to communicate most effectively on policies related to social and emotional learning (SEL), the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) commissioned Edge Research to conduct a survey of community influ­encers in Connecticut, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, and…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Skill Development, Labeling (of Persons)
Lumina Foundation, 2018
This brief tells the story of Lumina Foundation's and states' efforts to promote an equity agenda for higher education, featuring the 2015 Equity Policy Academy-- which focused on improving educational equity for students from historically underserved groups--as a turning point. Based primarily on interviews with Lumina staff and key state leaders…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Higher Education, Educational Improvement, Disproportionate Representation
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Warren, Chezare A.; Marciano, Joanne E. – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
CC Vision -- an urban education reform effort launched to strengthen the cradle-to-career education pipeline in Central City -- provides the impetus for our use of youth participatory action research (YPAR) to gather and activate student voice in the fight for education justice. Student voice can significantly enhance the quality of policy…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Action Research, Urban Education, Educational Change
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Cohen, Dan – Critical Studies in Education, 2017
Over the past 25 years charter school policies have spread through the United States at a rapid pace. However, despite this rapid growth these policies have spread unevenly across the country with important variations in how charter school systems function in each state. Drawing on case studies in Michigan and Oregon, this article argues that…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Policy, Marketing, Case Studies
Baumann, Paul; Brennan, Jan – Education Commission of the States, 2017
The civic education policy framework and gap analysis tool are intended to guide state leaders as they address the complexities of preparing students for college, career and civic life. They allow for adaptation to state- and site-specific circumstances and may be adopted in whole or in piecemeal fashion, according to states' individual…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Civics, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Casalaspi, David – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Recent decades have witnessed a proliferation of nationally organized school reform interest groups like StudentsFirst. While historically active at the state and federal levels, these organizations are increasingly involving themselves in local school board elections by recruiting candidates, making donations, and offering policy advice. However,…
Descriptors: Voting, Elections, Local Issues, Politics of Education
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Khalifa, Muhammad A.; Douglas, Ty-Ron M. O.; Chambers, Terah T. – Teachers College Record, 2016
Background/Context: This article employs critical policy analysis as it examines the historical underpinnings of racialized policy discrimination in Detroit. It considers histories, discourses, and oppressive structures as it seeks to understand how policies have been and currently are implemented by Whites in predominantly Black urban areas.…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Desegregation Litigation, School Desegregation
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Owens, Michael A.; Pogodzinski, Ben; Hill, William E. – Professional Development in Education, 2016
This paper evaluates Michigan's recently implemented job-embedded professional development policy using criteria of relevance, focus, goal orientation and social scope. The authors assert that while Michigan's policy does address all four criteria detailing effective professional development, there are limitations in the policy that may impact the…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Faculty Development, Policy Formation
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Dirks, Doris Andrea – Review of Higher Education, 2016
This article examines the language used to discuss transgender people on university campuses. This study asks how, despite seemingly benefitting transgender people, the discourses carried by the documents that discuss trans people may actually undermine the intended goals of policy initiatives. For example, a report on the status of transgender…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, College Students, School Policy, Language Usage
Glaser, Elizabeth; Warick, Carrie – National College Access Network, 2016
Postsecondary early awareness strategies are a fast-growing component of college access to attainment efforts. Broadly defined, these programs and policies encourage low-income and first-generation students to gain the information, skills, and resources they need to successfully take part in higher education. They focus on students in fifth…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Educational Attainment, Low Income Students
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